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How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Meds, reduce risks

This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain.
Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficulty using an arm, loss of sensation of face/arm/leg. It is treated with antiplatelet medications (eg. Aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox), controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cessation of tobacco use, and in some cases placing a stent.

In brief: Meds, reduce risks

This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain.
Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficulty using an arm, loss of sensation of face/arm/leg. It is treated with antiplatelet medications (eg. Aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox), controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cessation of tobacco use, and in some cases placing a stent.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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In brief: See below

Usually it is from atherosclerosis, then control of hypertension, lipid abnormality, stop smoking, diabetes, obesity, cardiac control anti platelet agents etc.
Follow your doctor.

In brief: See below

Usually it is from atherosclerosis, then control of hypertension, lipid abnormality, stop smoking, diabetes, obesity, cardiac control anti platelet agents etc.
Follow your doctor.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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